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Marunouchi / Shinagawa / Odaiba

Marunouchi / Nihonbashi, Tokyo

Marunouchi has a long history as a business center and is one of the most rapidly changing parts of the metropolis. Many different trains depart from the huge terminal station of Tokyo. The Marunouchi Building and the Shin-Marunouchi Building are representative structures that have been recently developed and are the center of business activities and high grade entertainment. Marunouchi Naka-dori is a street that leads Ginza. Lined with the world’s top brand shops and well-known restaurants, it enchants young working women. The Imperial Palace is quite close to the area. Enjoy a walk to the remnant of the Edo Castle, surrounded by natural attractions in all seasons, and a visit to art museums nearby. Nihonbashi was once a thriving merchant district during the Edo Period (1603 – 1868). Featuring both modern buildings and historic shops, it continues to play a central role in the Japanese economy today. Take in the old-time atmosphere here characterized by sights such as wholesale textile streets and the Meijiza Theater, which boasts a history of 130 years. Then take a short rest at Suitengu Shrine, where a deity said to ensure easy childbirthing is enshrined. Nihonbashi Bridge is the starting point of the historical “Five Highways of Japan”. While you are there, you may also choose to visit the district’s symbols of the Japanese economy such as the nearby Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Bank of Japan.

Bank of JapanBank of Japan
The Bank of Japan’s old main building was constructed in 1896 in the place where the gold g …  more »
History
Bridgestone Museum of ArtBridgestone Museum of Art
Bridgestone Museum of Art is run by the foundation of Shojiro Ishibashi, the founder of the …  more »
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Crafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoCrafts Gallery, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The crafts gallery was opened in 1977 as an annex of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tok …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Currency MuseumCurrency Museum
Currency Museum operated by Bank of Japan exhibits various Japanese currencies from ancient …  more »
Museum / Gallery
First Avenue Tokyo Station (Tokyo-eki Ichibangai)First Avenue Tokyo Station (Tokyo-eki Ichibangai)
First Avenue Tokyo Station (Tokyo-eki Ichibangai) is a shopping area directly connected to  …  more »
Food / Shopping
Higashi Gyoen GardenHigashi Gyoen Garden
Higashi Gyoen Garden (The Imperial Palace East Garden) is the only quarter of the Imperial  …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Idemitsu Museum of ArtsIdemitsu Museum of Arts
Idemitsu Museum of Arts is located on the 9th floor of Teigeki Building which also houses t …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Imperial PalaceImperial Palace
The Imperial Palace is the home of Japan’s emperor and the imperial family. The site was fo …  more »
HistoryLandmarkPark / Garden
Imperial TheaterImperial Theater
Imperial Theater, or “Teikoku Gekijo” in Japanese, is the first Western-style theater in Ja …  more »
EntertainmentHistory
KITTEKITTE
KITTE, which means postage stamp in Japanese, is Japan Post’s first commercial facility ope …  more »
Food / Shopping
Kiyosumi-teien GardenKiyosumi-teien Garden
It is said there used to be a residence of Kinokuniya Bunzaemon, a business tycoon in the E …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Marunouchi BRICK SQUAREMarunouchi BRICK SQUARE
Marunouchi BRICK SQUARE is a Marunouchi’s new commercial zone opened in 2009 with the theme …  more »
Food / Shopping
Marunouchi Building / Shin-Marunouchi BuildingMarunouchi Building / Shin-Marunouchi Building
Marunouchi Building, or called “Maru Biru”, opened close to Tokyo station, on the Marunouch …  more »
Food / Shopping
Marunouchi Naka-dori AvenueMarunouchi Naka-dori Avenue
Marunouchi Naka-dori Avenue is an elegant 1.2 kilometers shopping and café street that runs …  more »
Food / Shopping
Meijiza TheaterMeijiza Theater
Meijiza Theater is a theater with more than 130 years of history and tradition established  …  more »
EntertainmentHistory
Mitsubishi Ichigokan MuseumMitsubishi Ichigokan Museum
Mitsubishi Ichigokan is the first red-brick office building in Marunouchi, which was constr …  more »
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Mitsui Memorial MuseumMitsui Memorial Museum
The Mitsui Memorial Museum is located on the 7th floor of the Mitsui main building, which i …  more »
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Mitsuo Aida MuseumMitsuo Aida Museum
Mitsuo Aida is a calligrapher and poet, widely known by his book “Ningen Damono (Because I  …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Museum of Contemporary Art, TokyoMuseum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo
It is one of the largest modern art museums in Japan with permanent collection galleries, t …  more »
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National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoNational Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
National Film Center is a part of The National Museum of Modern Art, and is the only Japane …  more »
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Nihonbashi BridgeNihonbashi Bridge
Nihonbashi is the originating point of the historical Five Highways of Japan (Tokaido, Naka …  more »
HistoryLandmark
Ningyo-choNingyo-cho
Ningyo-cho is a downtown neighborhood that has been busy and lively since the Edo era (1603 …  more »
Food / Shopping
Sky Bus Tokyo / Sky Hop BusSky Bus Tokyo / Sky Hop Bus
Riding the Sky Bus Tokyo is recommended during your free time near JR Tokyo Station. The do …  more »
EntertainmentOthers
Suitengu ShrineSuitengu Shrine
Also known as “Merciful Arima Suitengu”, Suitengu Shrine is noted for its divine graces suc …  more »
History
The National Museum of Modern Art, TokyoThe National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (MOMAT) introduces the history of modern Japanese  …  more »
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Tokyo International ForumTokyo International Forum
Tokyo International Forum is a complex cultural facility with a unique futuristic glass atr …  more »
Entertainment
Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai Rinkai Aquarium)Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai Rinkai Aquarium)
Tokyo Sea Life Park (Kasai Rinkai Aquarium) is located in the 80,000 square meters urban pa …  more »
Entertainment
Tokyo StationTokyo Station
The Renaissance-style redbrick architecture of Tokyo Station was originally built in 1914,  …  more »
HistoryLandmark
Tokyo Stock ExchangeTokyo Stock Exchange
Tokyo Stock Exchange is the symbolic center of securities and financial markets of Japan, d …  more »
History
Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse DomeYumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome
Yumenoshima Tropical Greenhouse Dome houses a huge dome-shaped greenhouse, an event hall an …  more »
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Akihabara / Ryogoku, Tokyo

Akihabara, often shortened to “Akiba”, is noted for its electric appliance quarter featuring a wide selection of goods. It is now also famous worldwide for pop culture. Visitors can shop or just window-shop around electric appliance shops, game shops and anime shops in Akihabara Electric Town. If you like walking, take a stroll to historical buildings like Kanda Myojin Shrine, Yushima Seido, and Nicholai-do, an complete your trip at the secondhand bookstore area in Kanda. Home to various unique shops, there areas are frequented by a wide range of people from students to the elderly.

2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN2k540 AKI-OKA ARTISAN
Located underneath the elevated railway tracks between JR Akihabara Station and JR Okachima …  more »
Food / Shopping
Akihabara Electric Town (Akihabara Denki-gai)Akihabara Electric Town (Akihabara Denki-gai)
Akihabara Electric Town features bustling streets with specialty shops of electric applianc …  more »
Food / Shopping
CHABARA AKI-OKA MARCHECHABARA AKI-OKA MARCHE
CHABARA AKI-OKA MARCHE is a food-culture themed facility where you can find food items from …  more »
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Edo-dori Tonya-gaiEdo-dori Tonya-gai
Many interesting wholesale shops line Edo-dori Street that runs from JR Asakusabashi Statio …  more »
Food / Shopping
Japan Stationery MuseumJapan Stationery Museum
Japan Stationery Museum exhibits stationery products used in Japan throughout the centuries …  more »
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Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby TokyoKaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo
Kaiyodo Hobby Lobby Tokyo is Japan’s only retail shop of Kaiyodo. Kaiyodo is a renowned mod …  more »
Food / Shopping
Kanda Second-hand Books AreaKanda Second-hand Books Area
Kanda Jinbo-cho is the largest second-hand books area in Japan. This area is called “Kanda  …  more »
Food / Shopping
Kanda-jinja Shrine (Kanda Myojin)Kanda-jinja Shrine (Kanda Myojin)
Kanda-jinja Shrine, usually called “Kanda Myojin” by local people, was allegedly built in 7 …  more »
History
Kandagawa Yakatabune (Houseboats)Kandagawa Yakatabune (Houseboats)
Along the Kanda-gawa River in the Asakusabashi area, there are numerous Yakata-bune housebo …  more »
EntertainmentOthers
Nicholai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral)Nicholai-do (Holy Resurrection Cathedral)
Holy Resurrection Cathedral is the main cathedral of the Japanese Orthodox Church. The Orth …  more »
History
Ochanomizu Musical Instrument AreaOchanomizu Musical Instrument Area
This area along Meidai-dori Avenue from JR Ochanomizu Station to Surugadai-shita Intersecti …  more »
Food / Shopping
Ryogoku KokugikanRyogoku Kokugikan
Grand tournaments of Sumo, the national sport of Japan, are held in Ryogoku Kokugikan, as w …  more »
EntertainmentHistory
Sumo MuseumSumo Museum
Grand Sumo Tournaments are held six times a year, three of which are offered at Ryogoku Kok …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo MuseumTokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum
Tokyo Metropolitan Edo-Tokyo Museum aims to consider the future of Tokyo by protecting hist …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Yushima SeidoYushima Seido
Yushima Seido dates back to a private school started by Hayashi Razan at Ueno Shinobugaoka  …  more »
History

Ginza, Tokyo

Lined up with old department stores full of history and tradition as well as prestigious boutiques, Ginza is an elegant and stylish town where a retro-modern atmosphere still lingers in the air.

Ginza 4-chome IntersectionGinza 4-chome Intersection
Ginza 4-chome (Ginza Yonchome) Intersection, where Chuo-dori Street and Harumi-dori Street  …  more »
Food / ShoppingLandmark
Ginza Brand StreetGinza Brand Street
Ginza has long been known for its collection of high-class stores, the finest in Tokyo. The …  more »
Food / Shopping
Ginza KabukizaGinza Kabukiza
Ginza Kabukiza is a complex facility consisting of Kabukiza Theatre and Kabukiza Tower. Aft …  more »
EntertainmentHistoryMuseum / Gallery
Shimbashi Enbujo TheatreShimbashi Enbujo Theatre
The Shimbashi Enbujo Theatre was originally built in 1925 in Ginza (former Kabukicho) mainl …  more »
EntertainmentHistory
Sony BuildingSony Building

*Closed on March 31, 2017

Sony Building is located at the Suki …  more »
Food / Shopping
Tokyo Takarazuka TheaterTokyo Takarazuka Theater
Tokyo Takarazuka Theater has been used exclusively for the famous Takarazuka Operas for ove …  more »
Entertainment
Tsukiji MarketTsukiji Market
Tsukiji Market is the largest public wholesale market in Japan, and its floor area of aroun …  more »
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Odaiba / Shiodome, Tokyo

The Bay area facing Tokyo Bay is a new and popular sightseeing spot of Tokyo. Odaiba’s popularity has been established as Tokyo’s waterfront resort. Here, you can enjoy shopping, delicious food, entertainment and a view of Tokyo Bay all at once. In Shiodome area, new culture meets good old tradition. Cruising across Tokyo Bay is popular, not to mention shopping and eating. Shiodome SIO-SITE is the largest redevelopment area of modern Tokyo. At the east side of the Shiodome buildings, you will find Hama-rikyu Garden, which is related with the Edo Shogunate and the Imperial Household. Near Hinode pier, where the Water Bus departs, there are Kyu-Shiba-rikyu Gardens, which were previously Daimyo gardens. Other attractions are Zojo-ji Temple and the Tokyo Tower, which offers beautiful night views. Enjoy the old and new of Tokyo at the same time.

DECKS Tokyo BeachDECKS Tokyo Beach
DECKS Tokyo Beach is a shopping mall with an open-air deck resembling a ship deck. The mall …  more »
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DiverCity Tokyo PlazaDiverCity Tokyo Plaza
DiverCity Tokyo Plaza is a new hot spot in Odaiba that opened in 2012. In the “theatrical  …  more »
EntertainmentFood / Shopping
Fuji TV HeadquartersFuji TV Headquarters
The building, completed in 1997, features its unique architecture designed by the world-kno …  more »
EntertainmentFood / Shopping
Hama-Rikyu GardenHama-Rikyu Garden
Hama-Rikyu Garden was originally a garden of Tokugawa Shogun family’s villa. The garden is  …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu GardenKyu-Shiba-Rikyu Garden
Kyu-Shiba-Rikyu Garden is one of the oldest existing Daimyo (feudal lord) gardens dating ba …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Museum of Maritime Science (Fune-no-Kagakukan)Museum of Maritime Science (Fune-no-Kagakukan)
The theme of Fune-no-Kagakukan is the oceanic and maritime culture. It provides a valuable  …  more »
Museum / Gallery
National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
MeSci, also called Miraikan, was opened in July 2001. The museum is a place where we can un …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Odaiba Marine Park (Odaiba Kaihin Park)Odaiba Marine Park (Odaiba Kaihin Park)
The park is especially popular in Odaiba area. Located in front of Rainbow Bridge, the view …  more »
Park / Garden
Oedo Onsen MonogatariOedo Onsen Monogatari
Oedo Onsen Monogatari in Odaiba was opened as the first and the only hot spring theme park  …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Palette TownPalette Town
Palette Town is a complex of shopping and leisure facilities. “Venus Fort” shopping mall, …  more »
Entertainment
Rainbow BridgeRainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge is a 798 meters long and 120 meters tall suspended bridge which connects Oda …  more »
LandmarkOthers
Restaurant Ship in Tokyo Bay (Takeshiba Pier, Hinode Pier)Restaurant Ship in Tokyo Bay (Takeshiba Pier, Hinode Pier)
The restaurant ship is popular for its comfortable cruising in Tokyo Bay with exquisite dis …  more »
EntertainmentFood / ShoppingOthers
Shiodome SIO-SITEShiodome SIO-SITE
Shiodome SIO-SITE was constructed under the redevelopment project of the land between Shinb …  more »
EntertainmentFood / Shopping
Shiokaze ParkShiokaze Park
Shiokaze Park is the largest park in the emerging shoreline business district. It is a hot  …  more »
Park / Garden
Telecom CenterTelecom Center
Telecom Center, the Arch of Triumph-shaped beautiful blue building, has an observatory on t …  more »
Entertainment
Tokyo TowerTokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower has been long loved as a symbol of Tokyo since it was built in 1958. The 333-me …  more »
EntertainmentLandmark
Water Bus (Odaiba and Asakusa)Water Bus (Odaiba and Asakusa)
Water Bus comfortably takes you to the major spots in Tokyo Bay Area including Odaiba, Toky …  more »
EntertainmentOthers
World Trade Center BuildingWorld Trade Center Building
World Trade Center Building was constructed in 1970, and is Tokyo’s second oldest skyscrape …  more »
EntertainmentFood / Shopping
Yume-no-Ohashi BridgeYume-no-Ohashi Bridge
Yume-no-Ohashi Bridge is a big bridge which connects Aomi and Ariake. The bridge is exclusi …  more »
LandmarkOthers
Zojo-ji TempleZojo-ji Temple
Zojo-ji Temple was founded in 1393 as a fundamental Nembutsu seminary of the Jodo-shu Schoo …  more »
History

Shinagawa, Tokyo

Shinagawa thrived in the Edo Period (1603 – 1868) as the first post town of the former Tokaido road that connects Nihonbashi and Kyoto. With the recent redevelopment, mainly of the land of the former Japan National Railway, the area has been totally renewed and is getting attention as an area of new attractions while still maintains a reminiscence of the good old days. The view of the post town where travelers and boasts used to come and go, as vividly painted by Utagawa Hiroshige, an Ukiyo-e artist who was active around the end of the Edo Period, in his renowned “Tokaido 53 tsgi (53 stations of Tokaido)” is harmonized with the skyscrapers created by the latest technology like a miracle.

BOAT RACE HeiwajimaBOAT RACE Heiwajima
BOAT RACE Heiwajima is a boat race course where six boats races are held. Have a good time  …  more »
Entertainment
Edo Market PlaceEdo Market Place
Edo Market Place is located on the 4th floor of the Haneda Airport International Terminal.  …  more »
Food / Shopping
EPSON Aqua StadiumEPSON Aqua Stadium
EPSON Aqua Stadium located in Shinagawa Prince Hotel is an indoor entertainment complex whi …  more »
Entertainment
Folk Museum of Ota CityFolk Museum of Ota City
There is an exhibition of historical materials covering the history of sea laver production …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport)Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport)
Haneda Airport (Tokyo International Airport) is a gateway of airlines to Tokyo. There are p …  more »
Food / ShoppingLandmarkOthers
Happo-en GardenHappo-en Garden
Happo-en Garden is a venerable Japanese garden of roughly 33,000 square meters, boasting a  …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Hara Museum of Contemporary ArtHara Museum of Contemporary Art
Hara Museum of Contemporary Art holds a collection of paintings and sculptures from 1950 to …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Ikegami Honmon-ji TempleIkegami Honmon-ji Temple
Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple is where Nichiren, a famous high priest in the Kamakura Period (11 …  more »
History
Ikegami-Baien ParkIkegami-Baien Park
Ikegami-Baien Park is located right next to Ikegami Honmon-ji Temple. There used to be a ho …  more »
Park / Garden
Institute for Nature Study, National Museum of Nature and ScienceInstitute for Nature Study, National Museum of Nature and Science
The facility is a part of the National Museum of Nature and Science. In the 20,000 square m …  more »
Museum / Gallery
Magome Bunshi MuraMagome Bunshi Mura
In Magome, a number of Japan’s leading authors and artists such as Kawabata Yasunari, Uno C …  more »
History
Natural Hot Spring HeiwajimaNatural Hot Spring Heiwajima
Natural Hot Spring Heiwajima is one of the best natural hot springs in Tokyo. Enjoy the nat …  more »
Spa / Hot spring
Nemunoki-no-Niwa ParkNemunoki-no-Niwa Park
Nemunoki-no-Niwa Park used to be a part of the Shoda Residence, the parent’s home of Empres …  more »
HistoryPark / Garden
Omori Nori Museum (Nori no Furusato-kan)Omori Nori Museum (Nori no Furusato-kan)
Omori Nori Museum offers an exhibition of traditional industries and Nori (sea laver) produ …  more »
Museum / GalleryPark / Garden
Ota MarketOta Market
Ota Market is Japan’s largest market for fruits, vegetables, and flowers after integrated w …  more »
Food / ShoppingOthers
Sengaku-ji TempleSengaku-ji Temple
Sengaku-ji Temple is a Soto School Buddhist temple built by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1612. The te …  more »
History
Senzoku-ike ParkSenzoku-ike Park
Senzoku-ike Pond in the park was named after the Buddhist priest Nichiren Shonin washed his …  more »
Park / Garden
Shinagawa AquariumShinagawa Aquarium
Shinagawa Aquarium is a large domed aquarium which takes you to a fantastic world of tropic …  more »
Entertainment
Shinagawa HanakaidoShinagawa Hanakaido
Around 2 kilometers on both sides of the Katsushima Canal, the banks are covered with aroun …  more »
Nature
Shinawaga-ura (Yakatabune Houseboats)Shinawaga-ura (Yakatabune Houseboats)
Shinagawa-ura and the Yakatabune houseboats have been ranked in the top 100 sights of Shina …  more »
EntertainmentHistoryOthers
Showa-no-Kurashi Museum (Museum of Life in the Showa Era)Showa-no-Kurashi Museum (Museum of Life in the Showa Era)
The wooden house built in 1951 had been actually used by an ordinary family until 1996 befo …  more »
HistoryMuseum / Gallery
Tamagawa-dai ParkTamagawa-dai Park
Tamagawa-dai Park is a 66,000 square meters park located along the Tama-gawa River. The par …  more »
Park / Garden
Tennozu IsleTennozu Isle
Tennozu Isle is an urban resort looking over Tokyo Bay. In Seafort Square, a complex facili …  more »
Food / Shopping
Tokaido Shinagawa-shukuTokaido Shinagawa-shuku
Shinagawa-shuku is the first post station on the Tokaido Road, which used to be an importan …  more »
History
Tokyo City Keiba (Ohi Racecourse)Tokyo City Keiba (Ohi Racecourse)
Opened in 1950, Ohi Racecourse is the liveliest of all regional racecourses in Japan. Ohi R …  more »
Entertainment
Tokyo Metropolitan Teien Art MuseumTokyo Metropolitan Teien Art Museum
The museum used to be a residence of the late Prince Asaka. The interior of the house prese …  more »
Museum / GalleryPark / Garden
TOKYO POP TOWNTOKYO POP TOWN
Located on the 5th floor of the Haneda Airport International Terminal, TOKYO POP TOWN is fi …  more »
EntertainmentFood / Shopping

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